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News from Sundargarh

Sundargarh district occupies a prominent position in the mineral map of Odisha and is rich in iron ore, limestone, and manganese. True to its name, this beautiful District of Sundargarh with about 43 percent of its total area under forest cover and numerous colorful tribes dotting its landscape and with abundant mining potential is bounded by Ranchi District of Jharkhand on the North; Raigarh District of Chhatisgarh on the west .Sundargarh is recognized as an industrial district of Odisha. Steel Plant, Fertilizer Plant, Cement factory, Ferro Vanadium Plant, Machine building factory, Glass and china clay factory and Spinning mills are some of the major industries of this District. The Steel Plant of Rourkela in this District has the first government sector plant built with foreign collaboration and was the first in India to use LD oxygen technology.

Low Pressure Area Over BoB Intensifies Into Depression, CWC Issues Advisory
Depression Develops Over Bay Of Bengal, CWC Alerts Odisha As Water Surges In Major Rivers

The Central Water Commission (CWC) has issued advisory for several Odisha districts as major rivers and their tributaries continue to swell due to incessant rain in the basin and upper catchment areas under the influence of the low pressure.

Distressed Woman Rescued With Son After Days Of Starvation
Woman Loses Eyesight After Husband's Demise, Rescued With Son After Days Of Starvation

A malnourished woman and her son were rescued in critical condition after days of suffering from starvation at Ward No.12 under Rajgangpur Municipality of Sundargarh district on Wednesday.

BJP-BJD Face Off
BJD – BJP Faceoff Over ‘Insult’ To Leaders At Official Programme In Odisha

The supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday engaged with verbal duel with the Biju Janata Dal members alleging that Minister Captain Dibya Shankar Mishra insulted BJP MLA Kusum Tete on the stage

Police-Villagers Face-off Over Public Hearing of Mines Expansion In Sundergarh
Police-Villagers Face-off Over Public Hearing of Mines Expansion In Sundergarh

Expressing resentment over the public hearings in the past, the villagers along with the local MLA C S Rajeen Ekka blocked the road for the Officials of the district administration and the police who were on their way to conduct another round of public hearing at Kesharmala area to take feedback from the people who would be affected by the expansion of mining companies. The authorities were accompanied by the company officials. 

Nephew Hacks Uncle To Death
Nephew Hacks Uncle To Death, Seriously Injures Cousin Sister In Odisha’s Sundargarh

A man was allegedly hacked to death by his nephew at Bijaghata village under Lahunipada police station in Sundargarh district on Wednesday following an altercation over a trivial matter

Weather Update: IMD Predicts Thunderstorm, Lightning In Several Odisha Districts
Weather Update: IMD Predicts Thunderstorm, Lightning In Several Odisha Districts

Thunderstorm with lightning is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Bolangir, Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj.

No Vaccine, No Ration: Rumours Spark Jab Rush In Odisha's Sundergarh
No Vaccine, No Ration: Rumours Spark Jab Rush In Odisha's Sundergarh

Unprecedented rush was seen at vaccination centres in Sundergarh district after rumours regarding discontinuation of ration supply to unvaccinated people began to swirl. 

Tipper Truck Loot Gang
Tipper Truck Loot Gang Ends In Police Net In Sundargarh 

The duo confessed that due to Covid lockdown they were out of work and so they stole stolen six trippers from the region with the help of another person.

MV Act: Pick-Up Van Driver Fined Rs 28K for Invalid DL And Overloading
MV Act: Pick-Up Van Driver Fined Rs 28K for Invalid DL And Overloading

Surprisingly, even though the truck driver was levied a penalty for driving without a valid license, his DL for transportation showed validity till 06.08.2022 while his DL for non-transportation is valid still 20.10.2037.

Sundergarh bandh
12-Hour Sundergarh Bandh Over Demand For 2nd AIIMS Establishment

The Congress party supported by several social organisations observed the bandh in the district headquarters demanding setting up of second All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) of the State in the district.

Gang Behind Robbery In Odisha Bank Nabbed From Jharkhand
Gang Behind Robbery In Odisha Bank Nabbed From Jharkhand

The four accused were involved in as many as 150 criminal incidents in Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha

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Heavy Rain Forecast: 14 Districts Of Odisha Put On Alert Today

Several low-lying areas are likely to get waterlogged due to the heavy rain induced by low-pressure over the Bay of Bengal

Armed Gang Loots Rs 2.87 Lakh From Odisha Bank In Daylight Heist
Armed Gang Loots Rs 2.87 Lakh From Odisha Bank In Daylight Heist

Four robbers came riding two motorcycles and barged into the bank wielding guns before looting Rs 2.87 lakh from the strong room.

Boy Seen Carrying Liquor Orders In Sundargarh's Koira
A Little Shoulder That Carries Liquor Bottles Instead Of School Bag!

The little shoulder that should carry a school bag to build a bright future for itself, the country and state is now carrying bag containing full of liquor bottles. A scene like this seems like a tight slap to the very fundamental rights of people and also questions the dozens of initiatives of the government which claims of spending crores of rupees to provide free education for all.

Land Acquisition
Land Acquisition For MSME Park Faces Opposition In Sundargarh, 5 Detained

Officials had to opt for police protection as they started land measurement at Rio village as a part of the land acquisition exercise for constructing an MSME park

Covid Cases
Odisha Sees Its Biggest Toll Of 68 Covid Fatalities

Odisha reported its highest toll of 68 deaths due to Covid infection taking the overall number of fatalities to 4,730 in the pandemic

Ambulance failure
Sans Road, Critical Patient Carried On Cot For 2 KM In Sundergarh

The Odisha government’s tall claim of providing better road connectivity in rural areas seem to have fallen flat after a critical patient was carried on a cot for around two kilometre due to lack of proper road connectivity at Kumudaphala village under Balishankara block in the district.

No Vaccination, No Business: Sundargarh Civic Body To Shopkeepers
No Vaccination, No Business: Sundargarh Civic Body To Shopkeepers

With Odisha government announcing partial relaxations to businesses to resume operations from 6 am to 5 pm daily except the weekends in as many as 17 districts, the Sundargarh Municipality authorities on Wednesday made a major declaration to motivate more and more people to take part in the vaccination drive to defeat Covid.

Corona cases
Odisha Reports 4,339 New COVID-19 Cases, 44 Deaths In Last 24 Hours

Even as the Covid-19 graph continued with its downward trend, there seems to be no let up in the fatalities as 44 more deaths were reported from different parts of Odisha in the last 24 hours.

Niranjan Mishra
No Relief From Covid Yet, Unlock Plans Only After Raja Fest: Top Odisha Health Official

The decision on the unlock process would be taken after observing the Covid situation post June 17, said the Director, Public Health, Niranjan Mishra on Friday.

Covid cases in Odisha
Covid-19: Odisha Logs 43 Deaths & 5,235 New Positives

Odisha recorded 5,235 new Covid-19 cases on Friday. With this, the positive tally in the State surged to 8,42,461, the State I&PR Department informed

The Mountain Hockey
First Odia Documentary 'The Mountain Hockey' Released On OTT Platform

In a good news to the hockey lovers across Odisha, first Odia documentary 'The Mountain Hockey' has been released on popular OTT platform Hotstar

Covid-19 Positivity Rate Drops Below 10 PC In Odisha Due To Keen Surveillance, Says Top Health Offic
Odisha Logs 6,118 New Covid Cases & 41 Deaths

The trend of steady decline in the number of new Covid-19 cases continues in Odisha with the State reporting 6,118 infections on Monday. However, the death toll due to the contagious virus remained high with 41 fatalities in the last 24 hours.

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Vigilance Seizes Rs 19 Lakh Unaccounted Cash From TDCC Manager In Sundergarh

The district manager of Tribal Development Co-operative Corporation (TDCC), Sundargarh was on Wednesday detained by Vigilance sleuths while he was on his way to Bhubaneswar with Rs 19 lakh unaccounted cash.

After Fatal May, Corona Trend Declining In Odisha: Public Health Director
After Fatal May, Corona Trend Declining In Odisha: Public Health Director

The effects of the lockdowns and shutdown are generally noticed after four weeks. But we need to be more cautious, till the situation normalises, said Mishra.